EL Niño

An opera-oratorio composed by John Adams that explores the understanding of what is meant by a miracle. The piece combines the traditional elements of Baroque and Classical oratorios with Adams’ minimalist and post-minimalist style, drawing parallels between biblical accounts of events in the Nativity narrative and contemporary events.  

Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

Composed by John Adams with libretto by Peter Sellars

Set: Adam Rigg; Costumes: Montana Levi Blanco; Lights: Yi Zhao; Puppets: James Ortiz; Choreography: Marjani Forté-Saunders; Sound: Mark Grey

Associate: Katerina Vitaly; Animator: Gabriel Aronson; Illustator: Jayoung Yoon

Performed at the Metropolitan Opera, April–May 2024

Photos: Evan Zimmerman & Yi Zhao

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